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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Oakland rents on the rise

According to data provided by Axiometrics, a firm that analyzes data on rental properties, Oakland’s rental housing prices grew 10% last year, making it the sixth hottest growth market for rental housing in the country, ahead of San Jose (#7) and San Francisco (#21). Despite this growth spurt, Oakland rents, like its real estate, remain

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Affordable Housing Within A Year at MacArthur BART Station

By Keith Burbank “Rubics cube logistics” is how Joseph Forbes McCarthy, senior project manager of BRIDGE Housing, described the coordination needed to develop MacArthur Station, a transit-oriented development planned near the MacArthur BART. The first phase of housing, called Mural,...

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

The Skinny: Oakland City Council Committee Preview, Mar. 25, 2014

Oakland City Council Committees Preview 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza Tuesday, Mar. 25, begins at 9:30 a.m. Hashtag: #oakmtg >>> COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DENSITY BONUSES Oakland needs to update its planning code regarding density bonuses used for enticing...

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Brand New Affordable Housing Complex Downtown Now Accepting Applications

Do you qualify for affordable housing? The Nonprofit Affordable Housing Agency, EAH has opened their waitlist for a new housing community in Downtown Oakland they are calling Cathedral Gardens. A portion of the brand new apartments will...

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Our home, love it or leave it, part two (Community Voices)

By Khevin LaGrone Earlier this month, the media focused on another 10K program to lure new residents to Oakland. Why didn’t the announcement focus on current Oakland citizens? Later, as if an afterthought or response to political criticism, the...

Friday, March 7th, 2014

At State of the City, Quan says “Oakland is booming,” need to get to 900 cops

Mayor Jean Quan gave her State of the City report at Oakland City Hall Thursday night, outlining her administration’s achievements while forging ahead, speaking like a candidate with new goals. Mayor Quan shared a blueprint for a new...

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Oakland Funds Affordable Housing

by Ashley Chambers, The Oakland Post The city has awarded loans of over $7 million to five affordable housing development projects that will serve families and people with special needs, formerly homeless, and those living with HIV...

Monday, February 24th, 2014

The Skinny: Oakland City Council Committees, Feb. 25, 2014

Oakland City Council Committees Preview 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza Tuesday, Feb. 25, begins at 9:30 a.m. Hashtag: #oakmtg >>> FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE ROSY ECONOMIC NUMBERS City Administration says Oakland has an additional $18 million in projected revenue...

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

How Green is the Hood Part Two: Bringing Solar and Energy Efficiency to Oakland’s Affordable Housing

Tassafaronga Village, a mixed-use housing development in pollution-challenged East Oakland, isn’t your average affordable housing project. Clearly visible columns of photovoltaic  solar collectors reach out to the sky from landscaped gardens in the development’s courtyard. Brightly-colored hues...

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Clean energy advocates offer climate solutions at Oakland conference

Energy may be in a state of constant flux, but local energy advocates are feeling optimistic about its future. A recent conference focusing on climate solutions was well-attended by numerous organizations involved in so-called “clean energy” —...

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